Concentration in Developmental Psychology

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Overview

Are you looking for a doctoral program with diversity and flexibility? The Developmental Concentration provides exposure to a wide spectrum of issues in developmental psychology while also allowing you to focus on your own area of special interest. The program offers in-depth training in developmental psychology in conjunction with study in one of the department's core areas: Cognition & Perception or Social. This interdisciplinary approach offers students considerable flexibility while ensuring a strong understanding of developmental theories and methods of investigation--all of which are great advantages when students finally enter the job market.

Developmental Concentration Faculty also have links with the Institute of Human Development and Social Change.

Areas of research include:

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Curriculum



Developmental Concentration

  • Two required core developmental courses:
  • Three advanced developmental electives, at least one of which should be outside the student's primary area
  • Developmental dissertation:
    • Students in the developmental concentration are required to write their dissertation on a developmental topic with the supervision of a developmental faculty advisor.
  • Transcript:
    • The developmental concentration at NYU is certified by New York State and will be noted on the student's transcript.

Developmental minor

  • Four substantive courses in developmental psychology
  • Research conducted in developmental psychology:
    • The research requirement within the minor can be satisfied by doing research for two semesters with a faculty member in developmental psychology, either for credit or not for credit, as desired, or by having a developmental faculty member on the dissertation committee, who will certify that there is a significant developmental component in the student's dissertation.
  • Letter of certification:
    • The developmental minor is not currently certified by New York State and cannot therefore by registered on the student's transcript. However, the student will receive a letter from the department certifying that he or she completed substantial course work in developmental psychology.

 

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